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Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • 4850 S. State Road 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Ghostly Gathering

Ghostly Gathering returns to Paynetown SRA, Oct. 22-24 Monroe Lake’s popular Halloween special event, Ghostly Gathering, returns to Paynetown State Recreation Area (4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington) this year on October 22-24. All event activities are open to both... Learn more